HC Deb 19 March 1986 vol 94 cc245-6W
Mrs. Currie

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will extend the consultation period in respect of the Green Paper, "Paying for Local Government."

Mr. Waldegrave

Further to my answer of 19 February at column210, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Wareing) my right hon. Friend has now told the local authority associations, in response to representations they had made, that we will be prepared to consider responses received by 31 October. It would nevertheless still be helpful if interested parties were to send us their views by the previously announced date of 1 October.